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Old 09-22-2019, 09:49 AM   #1
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27 TT I have been trying to get this truck started. It has been 15 plus years since it ran. Yesterday was the first attempt to start it. I cleaned the commutator connections as they looked dirty. I did oil the commutator but only but a few drops in it. I did not want to saturate it. Is this supposed to have more? I could not get the coils to buzz when the ign. switch turned on. Only when I started to crank it by hand they would buzz. And when I turn off the switch and turn the switch back on the coils won't buzz until I hand crank it. Of course the starter will not crank over so I have it out now to try and fix that problem.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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The coils won't buzz unless one of them is grounded through the timer - verify each coil firing by turning the hand crank and grounding the spark plug - gas & spark = running, most of the time.
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You need to check for spark on each plug anyway. With independent coils, it's a good idea to make sure they all work. Make sure it will push your thumb off the spark plug holes when someone cranks it. All you need is fuel mixture after that and it should start to pop off.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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Makes sense Thanks for the replies. I have been trying to get this to a car show and spending a lot time on it. Yesterday and today was the show, so I missed it but I did meet some nice people. Sometimes the best thing is to walk away take a break. Then go back with a better attitude.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:20 PM   #5
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Ford recommended cleaning the timer with gasoline every 500 miles, then pack it with Vaseline petroleum jelly. After that they expected the owner to oil the timer liberally every tank of gas. There is no such thing as too much lubrication.
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